A senior leader of China's largest women's group Wednesday offered sympathy to the woman injured late last month by her Falun Gong practitioner son, who allegedly murdered his father and wife.
Hua Fuzhou, vice-chairman of the All-China Women's Federation, the largest non-governmental organization representing women, visited the woman of Fu Yibin, in a Beijing hospital.
Hua wished the mother a speedy recovery, saying women across the country were shocked and outraged by the cold-blooded act of the Falun Gong practitioner.
The mother was found badly injured on November 25 at her Beijing residence and her husband was found stabbed to death, according to local police sources.
Fu Yibin, the suspect and son of the two victims, was captured on the spot and the injured woman rushed to hospital.
Fu, who began to practice Falun Gong in 1998, confessed to police that he stabbed his father and wife to death and injured his mother with a kitchen knife at his parents' home after "realizing" that they "had to depart."
Police discovered recording and video tapes and diaries about Falun Gong at Fu's residence.
According to official statistics, the Falun Gong cult, banned by the Chinese government in 1999, has caused more than 1,600 deaths in China.
(People's Daily December 20, 2001)